We Need New Names

by NoViolet Bulawayo | Other | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0316230839 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Spatial of Arlington, Virginia USA on 4/22/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by Spatial from Arlington, Virginia USA on Monday, April 22, 2019
Purchased from the Cancer Society's Discovery Shop.

From Goodreads.com:
A remarkable literary debut--shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize! The unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and to America.

Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo's belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad.

But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few. NoViolet Bulawayo's debut calls to mind the great storytellers of displacement and arrival who have come before her--from Junot Diaz to Zadie Smith to J.M. Coetzee--while she tells a vivid, raw story all her own.

Journal Entry 2 by Spatial at Nando's Peri-Peri in Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, February 16, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (2/16/2020 UTC) at Nando's Peri-Peri in Alexandria, Virginia USA

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Releasing at the BCinDC's February meetup in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

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Journal Entry 3 by wingFiregirlwing at Annandale, Virginia USA on Monday, February 17, 2020
Picked up at the BC-in-DC February gathering.

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